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Enclave Attack by otherunicorn Enclave Attack by otherunicorn
Another attempt at setting fire to my post holocaust model town, complete with Fallout: Equestria ponies
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BrentOGara Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the Dutch Angle, and the viewing angle as well :D The fire is really nice, you caught a lot of good detail in the flames... that's hard to do. My fire pictures often come out over-exposed and the flames are just bright smears. :( I like that you took the pictures at a time of day when its dark enough that the flames would show up well, but light enough to catch the colors of the ponies and details of the structure outside the firelight.

What did you use for the flames? Charcoal lighter fluid?
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otherunicorn Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Mineral turpentine was used, soaked into some old rags that had oil or paint dust residue - basically the rags I toss after using on the car I am restoring. I soak them, then place them in key positions. Two old wooden fruit punnets were also used, then I lit it a couple of the rags. After that, it is a case of shooting as many different shots with different exposure times as I could, in an attempt to get some that are just right. As you say, fire is not easy to shoot. It's all over pretty quickly.
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BrentOGara Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, turpentine soaked oily old rags... is there any problem they can't solve??? :D

I love running in circles around a fire, snapping pictures like make, spinning the aperture ring back and forth in a feverish attempt to bracket an exposure... and then finding out I was also tweaking the focus ring, thereby blurring to death half my images :P
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otherunicorn Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
I must admit I've never fancied cleaning my teeth with a turpentine soaked oily old rag.

Of course all those settings on mine are digital. It is easier just to directly adjust the exposure. Mind you, some times the auto-focus will focus on a speck of dust on the lens......
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BrentOGara Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mmmm... oily turpentine teeth! :D

Digital is nice... I've got a little 6MP digital camera somewhere around here... :P I love to focus on lens dust... or on my thumb ;)
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otherunicorn Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Mine's a 14 - and a fairly chunky one at that, not one of those little pocket things. 24x zoom. Not even my Nikon SLR and zoom lens were that good.

There was this fellow who submitted dozens of reels of film, all close shots of his right ear, with the occasional glimpse of different backgrounds. The film developer eventually worked out the fellow had been on a world tour - and had been using his miniature camera backwards.
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BrentOGara Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice camera! :D Someday I'll get one like that... hopefully I won't take too many shots of my right ear! :lol:

... but seriously, that had to be a crushing blow to that poor silly man!
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otherunicorn Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Indeed it must have been. He must have been the laughing stock of those he traveled with.
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